By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — Two Philadelphia-natives took home awards at The People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles. It was the first major awards show appearance for Philadelphia-native Kevin Hart since his September car accident.

Hart accepted the award for Comedy Movie Star of 2019.

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He referenced his car accident in his speech after the audience gave him a standing ovation.

“First and foremost I want to thank God because I don’t have to be here, being that I am, it makes me appreciate life even more — appreciate the things that really matter, family. I wanna thank my wife and my kids … I want to thank you all for being there for me during my difficult time,” Kevin Hart said.

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On Sept. 1, Hart was injured in Malibu, California when a friend who was driving his car lost control and crashed.

He had to undergo emergency back surgery.

Pink was also honored with a People’s Choice award. She received the People’s Champion of 2019.

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“I grew up in a family of activists and I know that one person can make a difference,” she said on stage. “You feel like your life doesn’t matter, get involved. I don’t care about your politics, I care about your kids. Kindness today is an act of rebellion … there is a planet that needs help. Stop fighting each other and help each other.”